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Swiss and Russian experts reportedly ruled out the possibility that Yasser Arafat was killed by polonium. The Palestinian Authority cabinet condemned the recent killing of Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Asi by Israel in the West Bank. Iran is said to have canceled the planned visit of Hamas' Khaled Meshal to Tehran.
Turkey announced plans to provide the Hamas-run Gaza Strip $850,000 to deal with energy needs. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is prepared to meet with Israel's prime minister at any time to push forward the peace process. Thousands attended the funeral of Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Asi in the West Bank. Hamas' Saleh Arouri, based in Turkey, said "resistance in all its forms is the only option to liberate" Palestine.
A Palestinian Authority minister recently praised Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as a good role model for children. Hamas admitted that its operatives had dug a newly discovered terrorist tunnel into Israel. Qatar will reportedly provide the Palestinian Authority with $150 million to aid its fiscal problems.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh denied that Hamas was meddling in the affairs of any Arab states, in particular Egypt and Syria. In addition, Haniyeh called on Palestinians to wage a "popular uprising" in the West Bank. Two years after completing an exchange deal with Israel for Gilad Shalit, Hamas warned that it is prepared to abduct more Israelis.
A leaked EU document said $2.7 billion in EU funds to the Palestinian Authority between 2008 and 2012 have been lost due to corruption and mismanagement. PA President Mahmoud Abbas has alleged that the PA's going economic problems are Israel's fault. Security forces have arrested nearly 100 people in various operations in the Jenin area.
Seven members of Hamas' police force in Gaza were injured following an explosion during training. A jihadist media unit recently released posters for five Palestinians and an Israeli Arab killed fighting in Syria. Hundreds of Palestinian troops were deployed to the Jenin area, which has seen increased unrest in recent weeks.
Hamas announced the death of Qassam Brigades member Abed Al Kareem Fayyad. In recent days, Palestinian terrorists fired five rockets and mortars toward Israel, three of which exploded prematurely. Grenada and Haiti recently announced their recognition of the State of Palestine. The Popular Resistance Committees held a military parade in Gaza and said it remains committed to "resistance" against Israel.